Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means makeup! We have gathered our favorite makeup brands to help you achieve a flawless look that’s organic, all natural, and toxin free. Did you know that under the current law the FDA doesn’t require current makeup companies to conduct safety assessments on their products? Harmful ingredients can be deceptive under different titles. It’s so important to think about what you put on your skin as your pores absorb all these chemicals and where do you think your lipstick goes? That’s right, you eat it! Common toxic chemicals found in makeup products include; lead (a proven neurotoxin), PEG compounds (a known human carcinogen, harmful to the nervous system), Parabens (mimic estrogen, detected in human breast cancer tissue) and so many more. Here below are some incredible brands that will make you feel like a million bucks and not be detrimental to your health!
1. Battington Lashes
Battington Lashes is a must have this Valentine’s Day. Their lashes are 100% handmade silk and I truly believe that they are the most natural looking lashes in the market. I swear by them. Take your Valentine’s Day look up a notch by purchasing a pair of these lashes. You won’t regret it. Promise. (PS – these lashes can be worn up to 25 times!! Yes. Please.)
Price Range: $26 – $28
2. Jillian Dempsey
Jillian Dempsey is not only an amazing makeup artist but she has developed our most favorite eyeliner and lid tint on the market. Her products are all natural and organic and my skin is praising her for this! If you are on the lookout for a new eyeliner that is guaranteed to stay on all night long, I’ve found it for you. Also, if you are someone with sensitive eyes, like I am, this product will not irritate them. That was the biggest bonus for me!
Price Range: $20 – $28
If you are going out for Valentine’s Day then smelling good is a definite must. Lake and Skye will provide you with amazing scents that will have your significant other falling in love with you all night long. The perfume didn’t irritate my skin when I put it on and as someone who is likely to get headaches from strong scents, this one left me headache free and smelling great. They have the best sweet and subtle tones. Using the centuries old art of healing with aromatherapy, Lake & Skye is a line of 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil products, natural fragrance and floral waters. Hand blended in a high vibrational environment in both New York City and Los Angeles, our ingredients are carefully chosen based on their therapeutic properties, their synergy with other oils and selected from conscious, experienced sources.
Price Range: $80 – $100
4. Kjaer Weis
I love the rich pigments that this makeup line provides. They have such beautiful colors to choose from that don’t have a chemically potent smell, they feel silky, and lasted throughout the entire day. They have the perfect selection for a Valentine’s Day look. From the creator of the company, “Ultimately what I wanted to achieve was an alternative that fused beautiful color, texture and design with organic non-harmful formulas. I think it’s the way forward.” She succeeded. You will love her products.
Price Range: $27 – $68
Ilia has provided me with the perfect light foundation, it didn’t feel heavy on my skin and it gave me a minimal makeup look. I think one of the main things that I look for in a foundation is that I don’t want it to feel like it’s clogging my pores while I am wearing and Ilia gave me that. My pores didn’t feel like they were suffocating under this foundation and that was huge for me! Their colors are rich and it will make you feel great that you are putting something on your face that is not toxic, what’s better than that?!
Price Range: $24 – $44
Milk will give you a high end feel without breaking the bank. They’ve got the most amazing bold colors that will give you a youthful feel and the best part? It stays on all day long! I am obsessed with these products. From the milk website: “Our unique multi-use products are designed for an on-the-go lifestyle, with high-tech ingredients — without all the bad stuff. Milk Makeup is made with the best possible ingredients, with hydrating jojoba, coconut, orange peel, and grape seed oils; fruit and vegetable butters like mango and shea; packaging that allows for minimal to no preservatives; and quick, easy application that lets you apply, or change, your look in minutes in the back of a cab.”
Price Range: $8 – $80
Bite is just lipsticks but they have provided me with the best lipsticks I have ever used. Their pigments are bold, bright, and they LAST. Also, here’s a fun fact, their lipsticks taste you so you’re significant others will be thanking us for that later. No more worrying about whether or not your red lip will stay on after how ever many glasses of wine you choose to drink at dinner. No more worrying whether it will come off when your date kisses you goodnight (or good morning…). No more worrying about whether it will leave your skin feeling dry and your lips feeling cracked. Bite will give you everything you’ve ever wanted in a lipstick. I guarantee it!
Price Range: $10 – $30